James Corden Raps With Lin-Manuel Miranda on Broadway-Themed 'Carpool Karaoke'

James Corden Raps With Lin-Manuel Miranda on Broadway-Themed 'Carpool Karaoke'


As the host of the 2016 Tony Awards, James Corden knew the best way to prepare would be to round up some of Broadway’s biggest stars for his latest Carpool Karaoke. So the Late Late Show host looked to Hamilton creator and star and current Complex cover hero Lin-Manuel Miranda to help him navigate the radio and the Upper West Side of New York City. Corden wasted no time before putting “Alexander Hamilton” on and expertly rapping the show’s opening number with Miranda himself.

After working his way through the song, Corden took a moment to ask Miranda about the Tony Awards and whether or not he feels nervous considering his show has been nominated for 16 awards. Miranda explained that since his show is selling decently—and by decently, he means it’s been sold out for months—the pressure is off this time around compared to past award shows he’s attended.

Soon enough, Corden and Miranda ran into Broadway stars Jane Krakowski, Audra McDonald, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and the award-winning crew jumped into Rent‘s “Seasons of Love” before doing Jersey Boys’ “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” And thankfully, Corden didn’t let them leave the car before making them sing Les Misérables’ “One Day More,” and they completely nailed it.

By the end, Corden successfully arrived with his guests at the Beacon Theater with plenty of time to spare ahead of his huge new hosting gig. Watch the latest episode of Carpool Karaoke above and catch Corden hosting the Tony Awards on Sunday. Be sure to read our latest Complex cover story with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chance the Rapper where they discuss rap and Broadway here.